OBITUARY

Thomas V. Dillon

March 9, 1925October 23, 2013

Thomas V. Dillon, 88, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born March 9, 1925, in Sesser, Illinois, passed away, Wednesday, October 23, 2013, in Caseyville, Illinois. Tom proudly served his country in the United States Navy, during World War II, receiving the American Theater, European Theater, and Victory medals. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, in 1949. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He enjoyed bowling, Scrabble, puzzles, word searches, and walking at Moody Park. He also was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. and Mabel L., nee Hubbartt, Dillon; a son, Thomas E. Dillon; his siblings, Elsie, Donald, James, Wilbur, Lou Ella, Emily, Edmond, Carl, Emma Louise, John, Noel, and Marie. Surviving are his loving wife of 67 years, Marion Dillon, nee Hastings, of Collinsville, Ill.; his children, Vern (Jennifer) Dillon, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Bradley (Shauna) Dillon, of Tacoma, Wash., Barbara (Robert) Brem, of Belleville, Ill., Janet (James) Cronin, of Belleville, Ill.; and Jennifer (John Ray Lane, III) Dillon, of Collinsville, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Dillon, of Dallas, Oregon; his grandchildren, Forrest (Megan Baniet) Brem, Elizabeth Brem, Alexander Brem, Brandon Dillon-VonBokel, Cameron Von-Bokel, Sean (Hitomi) Dillon, and Joshua Dillon; a great grandson, Tommy Dillon, and one on the way; his brother, Charles Frederick (Connie) Dillon, of Tuscola, Ill; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Memorials are appreciated to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com. Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, October 27, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois. Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 28, 2013, at the funeral home with Pastor Jack Kurrelmeyer officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 28, 2013
REMEMBERING

Thomas V. Dillon

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November 5, 2013

Dear Marion and Family,
So very sorry to hear about Tom's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all. We would never have guessed that Tom was 88 years young. He had so much energy and was full of life. There was always a smile on his face and a story to tell when you saw him. He was a true Conservative Patriot. Know he will be sadly missed by so many. His service to our country during World War ll made Tom an American hero and we will never forget him. With love to you. Judy Loemker (former E.R.W. pres.)

Sue Houseman

October 29, 2013

My sympathy to Marion, Barb and the rest of Tom's family. While I was not blessed in knowing him, I know he helped Marion provide a loving home for the first 12 weeks of my Mandi's life. Know that my prayers are with you. Sue Houseman and Mandi (Halle & Twister puppy)

Lynn Mena Mank

October 29, 2013

Janet and family. I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Did not find out until today but wanted to let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nora Gagznos=Dillon

October 26, 2013

My deepest sympathy to my father-in-law's family. Dad Dillon made a lasting impression in my heart and life....God bless and hold all of you in his arms. I am sorry I am not able to be there with all of you in person, please know that I am there with you in spirit. Much Love Always, 'Carrie'

Kitty

October 26, 2013

Your family is on my mind Jenn. I love you guys and I feel blessed that I got to help and know Tom.

October 26, 2013

My deepest condolences to Mrs. Dillon and all the family, especially my dear friend, Janet. I will always remember Mr. Dillon very fondly.
Mary (Boehm) Williams

Denise Roedner

October 26, 2013

My heart goes out to this family. I grew up with them all and remember so much about this man, father and care giver. May he rest in peace and the family find comfort quick. Love you all and keeping his memory close

Ken & Marietta Williams

October 25, 2013

May God Bless and comfort you in your time of sorrow. Ken & Marietta Williams

Kathy Baker-Barbe

October 25, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Kathy Baker-Barbe

FROM THE FAMILY